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The 100th aircraft in the Airbus A220 family, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, will soon be delivered to the Latvian airline airBaltic. It will be the carrier’s 21st A220-300.
A ceremony was held this week at the aircraft program’s headquarters in Mirabel, Que., to mark its production.
The 149-seat A220-300 features a new livery and cabin layout, Airbus said.
The A220s are assembled in Mirabel as well as in Mobile, Ala.
The first aircraft in the family, an A220-100, was delivered in 2016 to launch operator SWISS.
AirBaltic, which received its first A220-300 three years ago, was the launch customer for that version of the aircraft.
It has 20 aircraft in its all-A220 fleet, and has ordered 30 more.
“We are truly proud to be the launch operator of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft which, being an integral part of airBaltic’s fleet over the last three years has demonstrated an outstanding performance,” said Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic.
“To introduce this aircraft was a forward-thinking decision that has most certainly paid off as A220 family aircraft are not only considerably more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly, but also more convenient for both passengers and staff.”
The A220 is powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.
As of October, Airbus had received 530 firm orders for the aircraft.